Team Leader - Macclesfield

Full Time   Salary: £21,294 – £24,336

Cheshire   Health & Social Care


Exceptional opportunity to work with a continuously growing company who is looking for an assertive experienced Team Leader to join their team in Macclesfield.

The successful applicant will need to contribute to the development of the company’s residential service in a manner that maximises the life chances of the children that are Looked After.


What you will do:

  • Ensure safe practice and to lead in the management of the establishment and help it to maintain an environment, in which children and young people are valued, listened to and enabled to develop their potential.
  • Assist with all duties in connection with the safe day to day running of the home, and to undertake delegated responsibilities allocated to you by your Registered Manager.
  • Working with the staff team to implement the company’s policies and to ensure the highest quality of care is delivered to the children within their care.
  • To ensure the Company’s commitment to the safeguarding of children and young people is upheld and any areas of concern are reported immediately to the appropriate person.
  • To lead and motivate your team.
  • To prepare and operate a rota system that will ensure suitable levels of safety, security and care and oversight for the children cared for in your establishment.
  • Attending and preparing for children’s conferences, reviews, planning, core group and other meetings in connection with children placed with the Company.
  • Ensuring that children’s records are maintained accurately and within agreed timescales along with other administrative duties such as to manage delegated budgets ensuring accurate record keeping and clear audit trail in line with Company Policy.
  • To deliver personal care when guided to by the young person’s care plan.
  • To undertake moving and handling, specifically in relation to young people who have physical disability, and the use of specific equipment may be used such as hoists.
  • To represent the Company when called upon to do so by exhibiting the highest professional standards.
  • Undertaking “sleep-in” duties in accordance with the home’s rota. 


Essential Qualities for the successful candidate:

  • NVQ 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent
  • At least 1 years’ experience working in a children’s residential setting.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate a team.
  • Ability to write clear and accurate reports.
  • Ability to make sound decisions when under pressure.
  • Ability to understand and work in partnership in the best interests of children.
  • Knowledge of and ability to undertake key worker role.
  • Commitment to personal and staff development


Desirable Qualities:

  • Experience of Family Placement Services
  • Experience of supervising staff in a social work setting
  • Knowledge of the key stages of child development
  • Understand children who exhibit challenging behaviours and/or learning disabilities Full driving licence.



About the role:

  • Full time (39 hours a week)
  • Salary - £21,294 – £24,336 Dependent on Experience
  • Sleeps are paid at £40 per night.
  • Holiday Entitlement: 28 days. Increases with time served.
  • Rota Example - Sleep ins, 1 day in and 2 days off (8am – 11pm, sleep, then 7am start until after the school run.) Non sleep in. long days 8am – 11pm & split days. 2pm -11pm. This is on a rota pattern.
  • Contributed medical expenses E.g. Dentist and Opticians,
  • Various Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme


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